Prostate Cancer Screening

Prostate cancer is a complex disease but modern methods of detection and treatment including the Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) test, mean that many prostate cancers are now found earlier and can be treated more effectively.


Schedule this Screening
*Screening availability may be limited by location.

Who is this screening for?

  • Men 50-69 who are at average risk for the disease
  • Men who are 45 years of age and at higher risk either because they are African-American or have a father, brother, or son diagnosed with prostate cancer before age 65
  • Men who are 40 years of age with several first-degree relatives (father, brothers and/or sons) with prostate cancer. This is the highest risk group.

Ages

Men, 40-69, depending on risk factors

Frequency

Please consult with your physician.

Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer

  • Age
  • Race/ethnicity
  • Nationality
  • Family history

Prostate Cancer Screening Details

A simple blood test, the PSA Screening measures the amount of prostate-specific antigen (PSA), a protein produced by the prostate gland.

About  Prostate Cancer

High PSA levels, combined with a complete physical, digital rectal exam (DRE) and prostate biopsy, are necessary to confirm a diagnosis of prostate cancer. Many men with early prostate cancer show no symptoms.

Warning Signs for Prostate Cancer

  • Difficulty with urination
  • Blood in the urine
  • Impotence
  • Bone pain in hips, spine and ribs
  • Nerve pain, muscle weakness and numbness in the feet

Prostate Cancer Screening FAQ

  • How does a doctor diagnose prostate cancer?
    The PSA test is only measure. The only definitive way to confirm a diagnosis is with a transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy, which will assign a Gleason score or “grade” to the cancer. This score helps physicians to determine what stage and how advanced the cancer is and assess the need for treatment.
*Most of the time, screening results are normal, providing the customer with peace of mind. However, in some cases, such as the real life stories here, potential health issues are identified enabling the person to do something about it before it is too late.